Sunday, March 31, 2019

Vintage Reimagined

This month the Island Batik Challenge was "Vintage Reimagined".  When you hear that, what do you think of?  For me it was this quilt--

 This picture was in this book--



I've long admired this quilt and vowed that "someday" I would recreate it. 




There is nothing more vintage than scrappy 9 patches!  My quilt finishes at 44x51".  Its quilted with the Jody Beamish pantograph called Clematis--lovely frilly flowers paired with a light yellow thread.  Tiny blocks look best with solid or tiny print fabrics, Island Batiks were a perfect choice.  The props in this picture are my Island Batik scarf, spools of Aurifil thread, and a very necessary quilting tool---Chocolate Easter Eggs in a wine glass!  A dark background would have set off the quilt better but I didn't have one.  I will watch for a dark solid sheet at thrift stores. 

~Lori1R in South Dakota~

PS--Island Batik gave me these fabrics to play with.

7 comments:

Mary Says Sew! said...

Oh, Lori, that's stunning!

cityquilter grace said...

very nice and pretty...can't go wrong with batiks...

Kat Scribner said...

It's a beautiful quilt, Lori. Great job!

Nann said...

You're making a vintage vintage design -- call it Vintage Squared -- because Marti Michell's books are just about old enough to be "vintage." I got her first Quilting for People Who Don't Have Time to Quilt books in the early 1990's. They were later combined into a larger volume.

Kathleen said...

That's a lovely interpretation of the old block/quilt. IT looks so much more updated in the batiks.

Pamela said...

Very pretty! Great job on re-creating the quilt from the book!

Susan said...

I don't know if the dark background would have been better or not. The original was light, and I like your light, so I'm going to think it is perfect as it is!

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